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Case report 27/03/2018

A pain in the knee

A pain in the knee

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Miss F, an overweight 11-year-old, attended her GP, Dr A, complaining of knee pain and clicking for two months following a twisting injury whilst playing football...

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Publication content 28/09/2017

On the ward: Everyday consent dilemmas

On the ward: Everyday consent dilemmas

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Dr James Thorpe, Medicolegal Adviser at Medical Protection, reflects on a common issue where junior doctors are asked to perform roles outside their competence, in particular taking informed consent for surgical procedures and other invasive investigations

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Casebook 29/08/2017

Nasogastric tube errors

Nasogastric tube errors

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Nasogastric tubes are widely used in the world’s hospitals, yet in spite of fierce campaigning to expose the dangers, patients are still dying from the complications of wrongful insertion. Sara Williams and MPS medicolegal adviser Dr Gordon McDavid explore how to avoid these risks.

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04/07/2017

Professional expectations

Professional expectations

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Any doctor who specialises in a particular field would be expected to keep up-todate in that area. This would apply to all fields of medicine. Surgeons with a special interest would be expected to keep up-to-date with developments both in the field of general surgery and their area of special interest.

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Publication content 03/07/2017

From ward to world

From ward to world

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Running 2,659 miles from Scotland to the Sahara, then running seven ultra-marathons on seven continents in a week, was not enough adventure for GP and Scottish distance runner Dr Andrew Murray, who recently ran up the ‘big ten’ in the UK in one day

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Achieving Safer and Reliable Practice - Team

Achieving Safer and Reliable Practice - Team

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The Achieving Safer and Reliable Practice workshop provides you with the knowledge, insight and essential strategies to help you engage in reliability science. It provides you with the personal motivation and tools essential to consistently deliver reliable and safer clinical care by identifying the most critical areas of risk.

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